Review: The Hating Game

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The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Why, oh why, have I not read this book before now! If you have not read it, get it now! Buy it, check it out from the library, borrow it, whatever you have to do. I adore this book. I laughed from start to finish.

“I type my password: IHATEJOSHUA4EV@. My previous passwords have all been variations on how much I hate Joshua.” –Lucy

This was the beginning of my love affair with this book.

Lucy:

Lucy was a total sweetheart, torn by her interest in and hate for Joshua. She was loved by everyone, except Joshua, her archnemesis. She is very work oriented and has become lonely due to a merger at her job that cost her best friend a job. No friends, no love prospects and her overwhelming annoyance with the coworker seated right in front of her.

Joshua:

Cold, cynical and absolutely gorgeous. Lucy drives him crazy because she is the complete opposite of him. Everyone is afraid of him, with his reputation of being hard and strict. He just can’t seem to get Lucy out of his head.

Overall: 

The banter was absolutely hilarious. I rooted for them through the whole book. It shows how people can be so misunderstood. The romance and sexual banter was steamy and totally absorbs you in this book without going overboard. Sally Thorne has written a masterpiece I was honored to read.

Stars:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Review: Ronaldo The Phantom Carrot Snatcher

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The lovely Maxine Sylvester contacted me and wondered if I would be interested in reviewing her book in exchange for an honest review. This looked too cute to pass up.

In this book, reindeers Ronaldo and Rudi are best friends and they are enrolled in the flying academy. Ronaldo is being bullied by one of the other reindeers. Someone is also stealing his carrots. On his way home, he finds a…WOLF. Reindeers are very afraid of wolves. This particular wolf’s name is Ernie and she is very small. Ernie tells him she has been separated from her pack. She is scared and has nowhere to go.

Renaldo becomes her friend, along with Rudi and they make flyers to drop out of the sky while they are flying to help Ernie’s family find her. They cannot go to the wolves because they are afraid they will be eaten.

My Honest Opinion

This book is adorable and perfectly explores the innocence of childhood. It touches upon bullying and how cruel other children can be. The unlikely friendship between the reindeer and the wolves was so fun and I would recommend this book to any child(or parent) for that matter.

Stars

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This or That Book Tag

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This or That Book Tag

Thanks to Noly @ theartsyreader for tagging me in the This or That Book tag. I think I am read to handle these questions! Wish me luck!

1. Series or standalone?
It depends on what mood I am in. I mostly like series but standalones are good to sneak in too.

2. Magic earned or magic born?
I think magic born.

3. Enemies to lovers or friends to lovers?
Enemies to lovers because it is so much more satisfying to see the complete turn around and the love that blooms.

4. Hilarious banter or emotional ruin?
Hilarious banter definitely…My heart can only handle so much emotional ruin. A good laugh is always needed.

5. Love triangle or insta love?
Love triangle. Its nice to pick and one of my favorites is The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall. I loved them both, but Stellan…woohoo

6. Keyboard smash names or all names start with the same letter?

Same letter

7. Mean parents or dead parents
Neither….it seems to be such a plot device for so many books.

8. Supermodel looks or constantly says how “plain” they are?
Supermodel definitely. I get tired of being constantly reminded how plain they are. I would much rather they be so good looking I have to fangirl!

9. Face on cover vs. typography on cover?
Typography. I love pretty scenes and pictures. It bothers me when they don’t look like how I imagine them.

10. Villain turning a little good or hero turning a little bad?
Villain turning a little good. It makes them seem more real and who doesn’t love a little bad guy.

11.Best friend dies or love interest dies?
Best friend? I don’t really like it when anyone dies, but love interests tear your heart out.

12. Awesome writing with a dull plot or amazing plot with murderously bad writing?
Awesome with a dull plot. I hate when you want to like it so bad, but it just cannot be liked.

13. Cliffhanger ending or heartbreaking ending?
Cliffhanger. Then I want to read the next book. No one wants their heart ripped out.

14. Breaking the spine or dog-earing the pages?
Ummm neither. No form of book torture is acceptable.

15. “Bad boy” trope or “perfect golden boy” trope as the love interest?
I definitely love the bad boy, but golden boy can be exciting too. Especially if they are a little bad.

 

Please leave your answers below or do the tag if you would like! I would love to hear your answers

Mini Review: The Traitor’s Game

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I have been waiting on this book for a long time. I was so excited to finally get it.

Kestra comes from a very influential family and tends to get kidnapped. Simon has been tasked with being her protector while she is forced to betray her family, all while searching for a magical blade.

Overall

The Traitor’s Game was just ok for me. This story takes many twists and turns, but just failed to wow me. The plot was good and I liked the love match. It just felt like it dragged on. I did not feel emotionally invested in any of the characters. The ending was the most exciting of the whole book and promised another book to come.

Stars

⭐️⭐️⭐️

Review: Sea Witch

First of all let me say, this cover is gorgeous! It was one of the things that immediately drew me to this book.

This is a story of 3 childhood friends. Nik is a prince, Anna is a girl from a wealthy family, and Evie is a girl who is from a less fortunate family. They were the best of friends. One day, they were out playing. The girls decided to swim and race each other to see who could win. The water was too rough and both girls went under. Nik jumped in to try and save them. He managed to save Evie, but could not save Anna.

The actual story takes place 4 years later. They are celebrating Prince Nik’s 16 birthday on a ship. Evie sees someone watching her inside the ship and thinks it is Anna. She rushes to look over, but does not see anyone. Later, Nik, Evie and Nik’s cousin, Prince Iker are out on a boat and Nik goes overboard. They try to find him, but he is nowhere to be found. While they continue searching, Evie sees a woman hovering over what could be a body down the shore. As she approaches, the woman disappears into the sea. A MERMAID!!!!

Evie meets a runaway girl named Annemette and they quickly become friends. Annemette has magic just like Evie which is banned where they live. She figures out her new friend is a mermaid. She reminds her so much of Anna, that she is convinced that this is what happened to her friend when she drowned. She tells Evie she only has a few days to receive true loves kiss or she will die. She can no longer return to the sea. If she does not receive a kiss from Nik, she cannot stay human.

That’s when the true story begins….

I adored this book! I was completely caught up in the story.  The ending was crazy! I hated that it happened, as I was hoping for happiness. The relationship between Nik and his cousin Iker was so fun. They were more like brothers and I enjoyed their banter. Evie was such a deep character with unresolved issues, in life and love.

Stars:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

1000 Twitter Followers!

I am so honored and blessed to be a part of such an amazing, supportive community! I am so thankful for each and every one of you who have followed, liked or commented. I have truly enjoyed interacting with every one of you😍

I started this blog with a little encouragement only a few short weeks ago just hoping that with as much as I read, somebody would want to hear my opinions…you guys have blown me away with your support. I appreciate each one of you!!

Thank you, Thank you💙💚💛🧡❤️💖

The Sunshine Award #2

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I was nominated for this award by Bibi @BibisBookBlog. If you haven’t already, you should definitely check out this blog! I am so honored to have been nominated again for this award. I appreciate everyone whom I can interact with. This is such a wonderful community and I hope to get to know you all!
RULES
Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award lo

Questions

  1. What’s the perfect day for you? My perfect day is staying home with my family (and reading a little bit). My other favorite would be spent at the beach!
  2. What was your last 5 star read and what made it great? The Kiss Quotient. I actually got it thinking it was another book. When I started reading it, I thought this doesn’t sound right. I kept reading and I enjoyed it so much. It was unexpectedly wonderful!
  3. Do you prefer series or standalones? It depends on my moods. I mostly enjoy series because I never want them to end, but a good standalone to break them up is always good.
  4. Do you read multiple books at the same time, or do you read one at a time? I used to never read more than one because I felt it was too stressful and confusing, but now I at least have one physical book and one ebook so I can read wherever I am
  5. Do you have any book regrets? yes….the hundreds of unread on my shelves!!!
  6. Who’s the 3-6 guys in your harem? You can only choose characters from books, and only character from each book. OK….now this is what I am talking about… Rhysand for A Court of Mist and Fury, Stellan from The Conspiracy of Us, Warner from Shatter Me, Reed from Paper Princess
  7. If you could spend the day with any fictional character, who would you choose and what would you be doing? Rhysand and probably just staring lol
  8. If you could only read one more book for the rest of 2018, which book would you choose? A Court of Mist and Fury
  9. Do you ever review audio books? No I have been afraid of audiobooks. I don’t feel like I would pay attention
  10. What’s three non book related things, you want to share about yourself? I love to laugh, Football is Fall, and Why is it taking forever for Game of Thrones to come back?
  11. If you could choose any books series to be made into a TV series, which one would you choose and who would play the hero and heroine? I have no idea, I can never decide who should portray them the way I see them

I NOMINATE:
This is my second time around, but there are so many wonderful, deserving bloggers! To all of you, thank you for taking the time to interact with me and I look forward to your answers.

@AshleyBustam

@MsAmyStanton

@tarheelfit

@thebbookshelf

@books_faith

@ReaditWeepBlog

@frstpagewonders

@inkishkingdoms

@_bookprincess_

@JillJemmett

@Jamie42019915

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award!!

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I am so excited that I have been nominated by the @TWhayve for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you so much @TWhayve for thinking of me. You that are regular bloggers probably know all about the award, but this is about recognizing other bloggers whom you find inspirational and supportive. The idea of the award is to get to learn more about individual bloggers and help showcase blogs which you think really deserve some credit and love!
There are a few rules to the award and nominations,  to get to know and discover fellow bloggers.

These are:
*Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog so others can find them
*Answer the 11 questions which the blogger who nominated you asked
*Nominate 11 bloggers and ask them 11 different questions
*List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your site

Questions:
1. When did you first begin blogging?

Actually just a few weeks ago in mid July. I am a complete newbie!
2. Who has been your biggest inspirations in both blogging and life?

In life, my family who mean so much to me. In blogging, so many of you. I watch everyday and see so many succeed and support each other and it is amazing to me. I love being a part of something that is loving and supportive everyday! A special blogging thank you to @theartsyreader1 for pushing me to start this blog when I was afraid to and continuing to be supportive of me.

3. How old are you?

Umm…a proper lady never tells her age!!!

4. What is your favorite holiday and why?

Christmas!! I love everything about it and I am a major child

5. If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?

I think I would like to design something. Interior designer maybe.

6. If you could move anywhere, where would it be?

Somewhere by the ocean

7. What is your favorite film?

I like all kinds of films. I don’t guess I have a favorite.

8. What is your favorite song?

Again I don’t have favorites. I listen to all kinds of music.

9. What would you say your spirit animal is, and why?

Ohh this is a good one. Something small and feisty! Maybe a cat

10. List a few interesting or unusual facts about yourself

I like to watch soap operas. I know, I know, but sometimes they are fun! I don’t watch them as much as I would like. I like to shop. Travelling is fun, but again not as much as I would like to

11. What do you find lifts you up most when you are feeling down?

My family!! First and foremost, they are the sunshine to all my days. A good book never hurts either.

My Questions:

What is your favorite book of all time?

What is your favorite holiday?

Do you have an interesting hobby?

What are your favorite movies?

Do you have a go to author?

What makes you happy?

What is your favorite song?

Who are some bloggers that make you smile?

Favorite vacation spot?

What is your favorite thing about having a blog?

When should we fangirl again?

My 11 nominations!
@LaughnListener

@theartsyreader1

@FictionNoChaser

@rainfallsdown44

@ForLoveandBooks

@ChirpyWriting

@mahmarino

@FangirlBree

@bookstormgirl

@LittleSisterK

@IamHeatherBlair

Thank You!
Thank you again to The Whayve for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. The 11 I have nominated have made me laugh and fangirled with me this weekend in the best way. There were so many more who joined in and you gals and one broken boyfriend of FictionNoChaser definitely brought sunshine to my day!
Thank you to everyone who has followed me on twitter, followed my blog, commented or interacted with me in anyway. I appreciate you all so much and I love to support you as well.

Weekly Update

The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game, #1)

Hi! Hope your week has been well. My reading was a little slow this week. Life gets in the way!

I did manage to finish book 15 of the Pretty Little Liars series……whew! These ladies can’t catch a break and time is running out. I decided to wait until I am completely finished with all 16 books before posting a review. My mind could handle 16 individual posts:)

The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen is my next read. I have heard good things about her and cannot wait to dive in. If you have read this, I would love to hear what you thought.

My lovely local library is getting in several ebooks this week for me!!!! I just couldn’t pass up on these, as they have been blowing up my twitter for weeks.

Which one should I read first?

Please let me know your thoughts on the above reads and which one I absolutely need to read first!

Can’t wait to hear from you!

 

 

 

Mid Week Check In

Hi! How is your week so far? I am a little behind on my reading. I did 2 ARC reviews, finished 1 book and chatted a lot on twitter😊

I finished Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan! This book was so fun! There were a lot of different names and places to follow, which confused me a little, but I was very entertained by this. I am really rooting for Rachel and Nick. How awful are his family? Rachel has a lot to overcome if she is going to make it in this world. I also adore Astrid! She is one of my favorite characters. I hope she has better luck in book 2.

So….

What to do for the rest of the week?

I have started:

Toxic by Sara Shepard

Gilded Cage by Vic James

The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer Nielsen

Hoping to make some progress😂

What are your plans for the rest of the week? What are you reading?

See you back Soon🌸